Causing a sharp sensation, as of the taste, smell, or feelings; pricking; biting; acrid; as, a pungent spice.
- Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a sharp acrid sensation.
- Penetrating, biting, or caustic: pungent satire.
- To the point; sharp: pungent talks during which the major issues were confronted.
- Pointed: a pungent leaf.